Kylin supports MySQL as Metastore.

Note: This feature is still under test and please use it with caution.


1.Install MySQL, such as v5.1.17
2.Download the MySQL JDBC driver ( mysql-connector-java-<version>.jar) and place it in the $KYLIN_HOME/ext/ directory.

Note: Please create it yourself, if you do not have this directory.

Configuration Steps

1.Create a new database in MySQL for storing Kylin metadata, such as kylin

2.Configure kylin.metadata.url={metadata_name}@jdbc in the configuration file
The description of each configuration item in this parameter is as follows, where url, username and password are required.

Note: {metadata_name} needs to be replaced with the metadata table name, if the table already exists, the existing table will be used; if it does not exist, the table will be created automatically.

  • url: URL of the JDBC connection
  • username: JDBC username
  • password: JDBC password, if the password is encrypted, fill in the encrypted password
  • driverClassName: JDBC driver class name. The default value is com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
  • maxActive: Maximum number of database connections. The default value is 5
  • maxIdle: Maximum number of connections waiting. The default value is 5
  • maxWait: Maximum number of milliseconds to wait for connection. The default value is 1000.
  • removeAbandoned: Whether to automatically reclaim timeout connections. The default value is TRUE
  • removeAbandonedTimeout: timeout seconds. The default value is 300
  • passwordEncrypted: Whether to encrypt the JDBC password. The default value is FALSE

Note: To encrypt the JDBC password, run the following command under $KYLIN_HOME/tomcat/webapps/kylin/WEB-INF/lib/:

java -classpath kylin-server-base-<version>.jar\
:commons-codec-1.7.jar \ \
AES <your_password>

As in Kylin v2.5, execute the following command:

java -classpath kylin-server-base-2.5.0.jar\
:commons-codec-1.7.jar \ \
AES test123

The execution output is as belows:

AES encrypted password is:

Fill in the generated password into password in kylin.metadata.url and set passwordEncrypted to TRUE.

3.Since the metadata does not depend on HBase, you need to add the ZooKeeper connection configuration kylin.env.zookeeper-connect-string = host:port in the configuration file

4.The sample configuration of is as follows:


5.Start Kylin